Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 181 133 137
Rank change year-on-year -48 +4 +14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 352 184 602
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.94% 2.26% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.82% 8.78% 8.73%
Number of salaries quoted 216 156 450
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £23,000
25th Percentile £30,000 £36,456 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £63,750 £64,063 £60,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £73,125 £70,000
England median annual salary £46,400 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.11% +5.88% +1.19%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,163 2,095 6,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.50% 25.77% 27.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,754 1,562 5,189
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -21 147 £40,000 -20.00% 29
Hampshire -65 102 £50,834 +19.61% 10
Buckinghamshire -2 79 £36,250 -19.44% 16
Surrey -53 58 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Berkshire -62 50 £47,500 -20.83% 10
West Sussex -4 25 £30,000 -53.85% 1
Oxfordshire -21 18 £65,000 +72.19% 3
Kent -32 14 £32,000 -1.54% 8
East Sussex -42 6 £34,000 -24.44% 4
Sussex - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 338 (96.02%) Microsoft
2 222 (63.07%) Azure
3 204 (57.95%) Active Directory
4 155 (44.03%) Windows
5 142 (40.34%) Microsoft 365
6 134 (38.07%) VMware
7 121 (34.38%) MCSE
8 109 (30.97%) SQL Server
8 109 (30.97%) Social Skills
9 98 (27.84%) Cybersecurity
10 92 (26.14%) ITIL
11 87 (24.72%) SQL
12 77 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
13 75 (21.31%) Windows Server
14 74 (21.02%) DevOps
15 73 (20.74%) Citrix
16 71 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
17 65 (18.47%) Microsoft Intune
17 65 (18.47%) SharePoint
18 61 (17.33%) Firewall
19 60 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
20 59 (16.76%) DNS
21 57 (16.19%) Windows 10
22 56 (15.91%) Degree
23 55 (15.63%) MCSA
24 54 (15.34%) SCCM
24 54 (15.34%) Azure Active Directory
24 54 (15.34%) IaaS
25 53 (15.06%) SLA
26 51 (14.49%) PowerShell

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 65 (18.47%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.83%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.69%) IIS
4 12 (3.41%) WordPress
5 11 (3.13%) CMS
5 11 (3.13%) Confluence
5 11 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (3.13%) Umbraco
6 9 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.57%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (11.65%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.13%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.85%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 222 (63.07%) Azure
2 142 (40.34%) Microsoft 365
3 54 (15.34%) Azure Active Directory
3 54 (15.34%) IaaS
4 51 (14.49%) AWS
5 48 (13.64%) PaaS
6 46 (13.07%) SaaS
7 39 (11.08%) Power Platform
8 31 (8.81%) Serverless
9 29 (8.24%) OneDrive
10 22 (6.25%) Azure Key Vault
11 17 (4.83%) Power Automate
11 17 (4.83%) PowerApps
12 12 (3.41%) Azure Machine Learning
13 11 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
13 11 (3.13%) Mimecast
14 10 (2.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.85%) Yammer
17 2 (0.57%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 61 (17.33%) Firewall
2 59 (16.76%) DNS
3 47 (13.35%) DHCP
4 39 (11.08%) VLAN
5 32 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 25 (7.10%) Network Security
6 25 (7.10%) VPN
7 19 (5.40%) WAN
8 17 (4.83%) LAN
8 17 (4.83%) VoIP
9 14 (3.98%) Internet
10 12 (3.41%) SSL
11 11 (3.13%) IPsec
11 11 (3.13%) SAN
12 8 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.99%) MPLS
14 6 (1.70%) HTTP
14 6 (1.70%) SNMP
14 6 (1.70%) Wireless
15 4 (1.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (30.97%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.40%) Power BI
3 16 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.70%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.57%) QlikView
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2019
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.28%) Metadata
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (6.82%) Visual Studio Team System
2 23 (6.53%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.41%) JIRA
4 8 (2.27%) Grunt
4 8 (2.27%) gulp
4 8 (2.27%) webpack
5 5 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.14%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.28%) NUnit
7 1 (0.28%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.28%) StyleCop
General
1 109 (30.97%) Social Skills
2 34 (9.66%) Finance
3 16 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (3.69%) Organisational Skills
5 12 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.56%) Public Sector
8 8 (2.27%) French Language
8 8 (2.27%) German Language
9 6 (1.70%) Presentation Skills
10 5 (1.42%) Military
11 3 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (0.85%) Legal
12 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.57%) Banking
12 2 (0.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (0.57%) Law
12 2 (0.57%) Retail
13 1 (0.28%) Advertising
13 1 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 59 (16.76%) Analyst
1 59 (16.76%) Architect
2 28 (7.95%) IT Support
3 26 (7.39%) Cryptography Engineer
3 26 (7.39%) Support Engineer
4 25 (7.10%) Support Analyst
5 23 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (6.53%) Team Leader
6 22 (6.25%) Azure Specialist
6 22 (6.25%) Security Specialist
7 21 (5.97%) Service Analyst
7 21 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (5.68%) Azure Architect
8 20 (5.68%) Developer
8 20 (5.68%) IT Engineer
9 18 (5.11%) Data Architect
9 18 (5.11%) Service Desk Analyst
10 16 (4.55%) Software Developer
11 15 (4.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.82%) .NET
2 21 (5.97%) HTML
3 20 (5.68%) CSS
4 19 (5.40%) AngularJS
5 18 (5.11%) ASP.NET
6 15 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (4.26%) HTML5
7 14 (3.98%) .NET Core
7 14 (3.98%) React
7 14 (3.98%) Vue.js
8 12 (3.41%) SAML
9 11 (3.13%) .NET Framework
10 10 (2.84%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (2.27%) Dapper ORM
11 8 (2.27%) NHibernate
12 7 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (1.99%) Web Services
13 6 (1.70%) CSS3
13 6 (1.70%) Entity Framework
14 5 (1.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.51%) Data Centre
2 36 (10.23%) Public Cloud
3 34 (9.66%) PKI
4 29 (8.24%) Cyberthreat
5 26 (7.39%) Algorithms
6 18 (5.11%) Driving Licence
7 17 (4.83%) User Experience
8 16 (4.55%) Mobile App
9 15 (4.26%) Management Information System
10 11 (3.13%) Robotics
11 10 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (1.42%) Private Cloud
16 4 (1.14%) Legacy Systems
17 3 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 3 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
17 3 (0.85%) Podcast
17 3 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 155 (44.03%) Windows
2 75 (21.31%) Windows Server
3 57 (16.19%) Windows 10
4 32 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (6.53%) Android
6 22 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 21 (5.97%) Windows Server 2019
8 16 (4.55%) Linux
9 15 (4.26%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.70%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.70%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.14%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.14%) VMS
12 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.57%) CentOS
13 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (27.84%) Cybersecurity
2 92 (26.14%) ITIL
3 77 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (21.02%) DevOps
5 60 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
6 49 (13.92%) Presales
7 48 (13.64%) Analytics
7 48 (13.64%) Customer Engagement
8 46 (13.07%) Risk Management
9 39 (11.08%) Time Management
10 38 (10.80%) Software Licensing
11 32 (9.09%) Project Management
12 30 (8.52%) Penetration Testing
12 30 (8.52%) Test Automation
13 29 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 29 (8.24%) User Stories
14 28 (7.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 26 (7.39%) Computer Science
15 26 (7.39%) Cryptography
15 26 (7.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 87 (24.72%) SQL
2 51 (14.49%) PowerShell
3 28 (7.95%) C#
4 24 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.41%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.42%) Python
7 4 (1.14%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 121 (34.38%) MCSE
2 56 (15.91%) Degree
3 55 (15.63%) MCSA
4 45 (12.78%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (11.93%) CCNA
6 40 (11.36%) MCP
7 22 (6.25%) CCA
7 22 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
8 17 (4.83%) MCITP
9 15 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (3.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 13 (3.69%) TOGAF Certification
12 12 (3.41%) A+ Certification
13 11 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (2.84%) CISSP
15 8 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
15 8 (2.27%) Security Cleared
16 6 (1.70%) CompTIA Security+
17 5 (1.42%) SSCP
18 4 (1.14%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (15.06%) SLA
2 7 (1.99%) QA
3 5 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.57%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.28%) GDPR
5 1 (0.28%) HL7
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.28%) NCSC
5 1 (0.28%) NIST
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 204 (57.95%) Active Directory
2 71 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (14.49%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.55%) vSphere
5 8 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.57%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.57%) Firmware
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.28%) NFS
9 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 65 (18.47%) Microsoft Intune
2 54 (15.34%) SCCM
3 35 (9.94%) WSUS
4 15 (4.26%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 6 (1.70%) CSIRT
6 4 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (1.14%) Nessus
6 4 (1.14%) Terraform
7 3 (0.85%) Ansible
7 3 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.85%) MobiControl
7 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.85%) QRadar
7 3 (0.85%) SCOM
8 2 (0.57%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.57%) NetApp OnCommand
8 2 (0.57%) Plesk
9 1 (0.28%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 338 (96.02%) Microsoft
2 134 (38.07%) VMware
3 73 (20.74%) Citrix
4 33 (9.38%) Veeam
5 26 (7.39%) Gemalto
6 22 (6.25%) Cisco
7 13 (3.69%) Sage
7 13 (3.69%) ServiceNow
7 13 (3.69%) Zscaler
8 12 (3.41%) Databricks
8 12 (3.41%) Sophos
9 11 (3.13%) MuleSoft
9 11 (3.13%) Palo Alto
9 11 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (3.13%) Sitecore
10 10 (2.84%) Apple
10 10 (2.84%) Google
11 9 (2.56%) Mitel
12 8 (2.27%) IBM
12 8 (2.27%) Xamarin